6 months after disappearance of Ayotzinapa students, the fire fades in Mexico

Fusion

The kidnaping and murder of the 43 Ayotzinapa college students on Sept. 26, 2014 triggered a massive wave of protests across Mexico late last year, sparking a political crisis and an awakening among tens of thousands of Mexicans from all socioeconomic backgrounds. Now, six months on, the demonstrations have dissipated.

Mexicans, who have seen this story before, appear to be losing hope that change will come to the long-suffering Aztec nation.

On Thursday, a few thousand demonstrators marched across 10 states to put on a brave face in commemoration of the six-month anniversary of the Ayotzinapa tragedy. Here’s what some of the protesters had to say during the march on Mexico City:

01AyotziMaría Elena Guerrero Vázquez, mother of Ayotzinapa victim Giovanni Guerrero.

“We will not rest until we find our children. A mother’s pain has turned into fury against this government. It has taken so much from us, and now it has also taken away our fear. We are…

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